Questions about multiple monitors (Including projectors), how to set them up, troubleshooting the configuration, etc.

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Ubuntu 14.04 (Gnome): Laptop Display Blank After Undocking

I've been experiencing a really annoying issue with my recent Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 install. The OS is running on a Lenovo T440s. At the office I have a dock that connects to two monitors, one is ...
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Display settings problems with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

For whatever reason (this was working correctly on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) when I try to set my displays on top of each other in the settings, it won't allow to place them on top of each other. When I ...
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Second monitor stopped working (maybe) after installing cairo-dock and variety wallpaper changer

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 using an HMDI-to-DVI adapter in a HDMI port to DIV and it as always worked until this certain point. I'm pretty sure the adapter itself didn't suffer any damage that could ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 Dual Monitors

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.04, mostly for the upgrade of KDE to KDE Plasma 5. I have been quite happy, but when I got back to school and plugged in my monitor I was very disappointed. Kubuntu is ...
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My second screen resolution is not exact

I have Kubuntu 14.04, and a second screen of resolution 1680x1050. Not only is my resolution not listed, but if I add a custom entry for that, it seems to be not exact. With this, I mean that no ...
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Nvidia X Server Settings only shows 1 screen (laptop + external monitor connected)

I have recently installed a new copy of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell M3800 which has Nvidia Quadro K1100M graphics card. Later I also connected my external monitor via HDMI (HDMI to DVI connector). Then ...
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Could not switch the monitor configuration could not set the configuration for CRTC 64

I have ubuntu 15.04 whenever I connect the HDMI, it just doesnt work, I get the error: Could not switch the monitor configuration could not set the configuration for CRTC 64 Nvidia driver is already ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Nvidia NVS 5200m not working and mini display port not working

so I have about 3 issues that may be all related. I have a thinkpad T430s with nvidia optimus. I cannot for the life of me get the GPu working with bumblebee (used all the guides posted around here) ...
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How to highlight current screen (or window)?

I'm using two screen setup at work and while it usually helps more than it hurts, I have some issues with it. One of them is problem with trailing focus - sometimes I make mistake of typing on wrong ...
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Second monitor not rendering correctly with NVidia drivers

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and NVidia Drivers 346. I have a Samsung monitor and it works nice except because it does not appear to render correctly. For example, when I scroll a page or something, it ...
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How to force GTX 970 to identify second display?

I have recently upgraded my system to a GTX 970 graphics card on which I hooked up my primary (HDMI) and secondary (DVI) displays. The first thing I noticed was the stock drivers not working at all, ...
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Custom Resolution

I have a Dell 30" (U3011 - 2560 x 1600) and am unable to get to its full resolution running an on board Intel HD 4600. This was not a problem in Windows as I set up a custom resolution in the Intel ...
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How to recover offscreen window after disconnecting second monitor?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop at my desk with a second monitor. When I disconnect from the second monitor---without fail---my window for Emacs moves off screen. I can Alt-TAB to make Emacs the ...
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Moving windows left/right/up/down between multiple monitors on KDE

Is there any way to configure a keyboard shortcut to move a window to the left/right/up/down monitor? The only action I see in System Preferences -> Shortcuts and Gestures are "Window to previous ...
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dual screen configuration fail after login

I would like to setup an offset between my laptop screen and "normal" desktop monitor, so I could see the cursor entering Desktop screen in the same height where it leave laptop screen. I setup it in ...
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Is this a dual monitor reset bug?

My two displays are: Intel GMA x4500 Laptop (1280x800 native resolution of the built-in display) External display (1920x1080) A few minutes after I login to my dual monitor setup, it gets reset to ...
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Second Monitor stuck at 1024x768 and displayed as unknown

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop, I have a monitor that I connect to my laptop and both screens have a resolution of 1366x768, however the monitor is stuck at 1024x768 and is displayed ...
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AOC USB monitor showing dark screen after installing DisplayLink driver

I connected an AOC usb monitor to my Acer Aspire laptop which is using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I then installed the DisplayLink driver. Unfortunately, the AOC monitor remains dark. Any ideas how to ...
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Disable “Could not switch the monitor configuration”

Is there a way to disable the popup that says "Could not switch the monitor configuration"? I am only interested in disabling the popup, not fixing the underlying problem. I am constantly ...
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14.04 nvidia dual display (external+laptop) stretched display, offset desktop

When I try to attach an external monitor to my laptop, the windows are stretched oddly horizontally and the click offset is off. The nvidia settings also doesn't seem to show the built-in laptop ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: Dual monitor setup - new icons disappear on a smaller display

I have established a dual monitor setup successfully with my Ubuntu 15.04 (with default display settings and Unity 7.3.2). The first is a built-in display (1) and it belongs to my laptop (1366 x ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Help with portrait orientation in dual monitor setup (Nvidia GPU)

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and am using a GTX 660 with 2 1920x1080p monitors. By assigning the commands xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --rotate normal and xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --rotate left to certain key ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 nVidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost External Monitors Detected as Built-In Display

http://i.stack.imgur.com/x9Vh4.jpg http://i.stack.imgur.com/lBgsS.jpg Ever since I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10, my GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost has not worked well with Ubuntu 15.04. I installed Driver ...
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Dual Screen Maximize issue on Left Screen after installation / removal of NVidia drivers

I've recently installed a fresh 13.04 Ubuntu 64-bits version on my DELL Latitude laptop and the OS built-in display manager was handling fine the dual monitor mode. As I wished to have Nvidia driver ...
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Login prompt no longer on external display

Been experimenting with Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite U500. Using an external display (AOC 23" LCD) as primary. For the first 20 or so boots, the Ubuntu 15.04 login prompt appeared on my external ...
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Display Issues with Ubuntu

I'm a huge Linux fan, however lately, I've been really disappointed by one thing, the issue is my graphics card, It works smoothly with two monitors on windows, but as soon as I use any Linux distro, ...
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Motherboard Monitor no image

First time posting here. I am running 14.04, and have been using it with my monitor plugged into my nvidia graphics card (GeForce GT 610). I recently obtained a new monitor, and tried to plug it ...
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Displayport MST not working properly on Xubuntu 15.04

In several questions on this site, I saw that Ubuntu 15.04 would have support for Displayport daisychaining/MST. I have a two monitors that have Displayport in and out, indicating that they can be ...
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Attempting to setup a second monitor on 14.04 using an ATI/AMD graphics card

I have recently gotten a second monitor for my ubuntu 14.04 tower. I have an AMD/ATI juniper XT radeon hd 6770 graphics card and an asus p8z77-v lx motherboard. I have had an HP monitor installed into ...
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Force screen resolution for monitors using xrandr

I'm using two monitors and one of them is working properly. I have the option to set the screen resolution to 1366x768 (16:9) and is recognized as AOC Intl 19"" (plugged into my HDMI port with an ...
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How do I get three monitors working with Nvidia?

My workstation has two Geforce 7300GTs and three monitors, and I'd like to put them to good use. Dual monitors works out of the box, but triple doesn't. How can I get the third monitor up and going ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Dual monitor problems

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 and I have problem with my 2 monitors. I was googling so long time and didn't find any working solution for this. 1) I need to set my left monitor primary before login ...
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How do you use an android tablet as a second display?

I've noticed people using a product for Windows and Mac called iDisplay which lets you use your Android or iPad as a secondary display. This seems like a great idea, and something that could be done ...
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Get calendar to snap to one screen, rather than overlaying in the middle

I have a problem with Lubuntu desktop in that, the calendar on the tray bar when clicking on the current time opens in the centre of the entire desktop spanning the gap between my dual monitors which ...
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How to use the usb monitor AOC e1649wu running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have a new AOC e1649WU DisplayLink usb monitor, but when I plugged this into my Fujitsu laptop running on Ubuntu 14.04, it remains black and in Utility, after hitting detect displays, no additional ...
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Desktop icons off screen

I have a three monitor setup, where the left monitor is positioned lower than the other two. I want to setup the monitor layout accordingly, but when I do that, some of the desktop icons are not ...
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How can I implement a new resolution mode using xrandr consistently?

Firstly, I have connected a new 1280 x 1024 (1080p) monitor at optimum resolution to my Toshiba Satellite laptop via VGA. I run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The problem is that the default resolutions ...
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Same image on two external displays with a Lenovo T550 and a docking station

I have a Lenovo T550 without NVIDIA graphics (only an Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics). This works fine with the internal display. Now I want to attach two external monitors to the docking ...
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Unity Window placement fun and games on Multiple Monitors

I am playing around with Compiz and positioning windows and having fixed workspaces and so on. I'm actually impressed with how powerful the tool is. The problem I am trying to work around is dealing ...
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config dual monitors with quite different resolution

I have two monitors at work. One is a Dell 27 inch with 4K resolution and the other one is a Dell 20 inch at 1680 x 1050. However, due to the resolution difference between these two monitors, the ...
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Unable to connect two LG screens, GeForce GTX 750

I have trouble to connect two screens in my computer. I installed (with one screen) Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04 (just to try) and everything is ok. But then I try to connect the other screen and everything ...
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Screen freeze for 20 seconds after automatic login

I'm sorry if this question has already been solved but I've failed to find the answer. For some reason after ubuntu bootup and automatically login keyboard/mouse are frozen for 20-30 seconds. Screens ...
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vino-server: share third display

I want to share my third monitor (preferably per vnc) with another computer. Is it possible to share just ONE display with vino? Because it defaults to sharing every monitor at once ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015 Ubuntu compatibility (Displayport/MST)

I just bought an Dell XPS 13 2015 (9343) whose Linux (installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)) support seems to be quite disappointing at the moment. Before spending money on new equipment I would ...
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Nonexistent display (Unknown Display) messing things up

I've been cracking my head with this one all day, read all there is to be read around the issue (not much to be found on it to be honest: some questions, some blog posts and some unresolved tickets) ...
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Configuring multiple monitors to use Custom EDIDs

A few months ago, I purchased a Korean 1440p monitor - the X-Star DP2710 LED. Out of the box, it does not work correctly with Ubuntu, which detects a corrupted EDID over the DVI cable, and refuses to ...
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How to get Nvidia Graphic card to work on Thinkpad T430?

I installed Ubuntu Linux on my Thinkpad T430 and everything works until last week. Because then I bought a new monitor with a higher screen resolution than full hd. So I cannot run the monitor with a ...
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Dual monitor extended desktop in Lubuntu

I have two monitors connected to my desktop running Lubuntu (14.04.3). The right one is dedicated to the computer and the left one is also connected to windows machine; it has a button to switch ...
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Use one monitor as multiple monitors

It is nice to use multiple monitors for developers. You can maximise each window in a specific monitor, windows can stick to corners of specific monitors. There are ultrawide monitors in the market ...